RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University sophomore Bionca Chambers (Bronx, N.Y./New Milford [N.J.]) has been named the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association (MBWA) Women's Division II/III Co-Player of the Week. The recognition, announced on Wednesday, was for the period ending Jan. 27.
Chambers was chosen from among the 51 NCAA Division II and III basketball-playing institutions in the New York City metropolitan area. She shared the award with senior Charlotte Renker of SUNY-Old Westbury. More information is available at http://www.metbasketballwriters.org/news/2019/1/29/womens-basketball-halls-samuels-gets-di-felicians-chambers-old-westburys-renker-share-dii-iii-honors.aspx?path=wbball.
Chambers, a 5-foot-7 guard, scored 34 points, the most by a Felician female in five years, during the Golden Falcons' 89-85 CACC victory at Post University on Jan. 22. During that contest, she tied a school record by making six three-point field goals. In total, she was 10 for 21 from distance and averaged 26.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 steals in her team's 1-1 week.
Chambers was chosen the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Player of the Week on Monday.
The MBWA, in its 86th year, coordinates the oldest set of continuous college basketball postseason awards presented by the media. The MBWA Player of the Week program was revived four years ago after first being handed out from 2004-05 to 2008-09.
Felician is next in action on Feb. 5 when it travels to Bloomfield College for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,000 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.